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Alternate thinking, there is no one 'correct' answer.

How education hinders alternate way of thinking?

A teacher gave the following question in MCQs:
If you add some dissolving solute to water, does there is a change in total mass i.e. ([mass of water + mass of sugar]) changes?
a) There is no change in total mass
b) There is change in total mass
Student wrote:
Teacher gave the mark: zero

What if the student thought the following deeper idea to answer the question. When we add a solute to water, the reaction can be endothermic or exothermic,  so if heat is released in case of exothermic, an amount of mass is converted to heat, so there is little decrease in mass that is difficult to measure. For an endothermic reaction, some amount of heat is absorbed, so there is little increase in mass.

So the answer can depend on scientific theory, concepts, inductive or deductive reasoning, premise, and method or procedure used.

There are no one 'correct' answer, the answer can depend on the process of thinking and context.

Public-private partnership schools and its implementation

Benefits of  this model:

1) No much reliance on government for the safeguarding of the quality education. Teachers as an entrepreneur will take care of it because it will bring competition for quality.
2) Teachers income depends on the ability to bring students. So they are solely responsible for their income. They will work for themselves, instead of doing just an obligatory job for a monthly salary.
3) Students will have the freedom to choose a class, not just school. (Funding children not school)

The process of the model:
1) Govt may provide infrastructure. 

2) Teachers as Entrepreneurs with coaching center business model
Why coaching center business model is effective?
Teachers should run the schools, instead of any building owner. Each teacher will have its share of the money produced. A govt website can me made that will help in collaboration of teachers for becoming partners. Teachers should …